Move-Away Cases in Los Angeles
Oftentimes, one or both parties in a divorce wants to move, either for financial reasons or simply for a fresh start. When children are involved, the ability to move becomes difficult. In years past, the primary custodial parent often could move without considering the other parent’s ability to access the children. However, a recent court decision gives the noncustodial parent authority to stop such a move in certain cases. The court will examine whether the move is in the best interest of the child, based on factors such as his or her age, the distance of the move, relationships with both parents, the child’s preference, and the reasons for the move. Being on either end of a move-away case is very difficult, and we understand the importance of putting your children’s needs first. Zitser Family Law Group will help you advocate for what is right for your children and yourself. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation.
Move-Away Cases & Sole Custody
When a parent has sole physical custody, they can usually move away with the children without issue, unless, however, the non-custodial parent can prove that this move would result in the children being harmed. Of course, everyone’s situation is unique, so you must consult with a skilled family law attorney before proceeding. If you are the non-custodial parent and are worried about how your relationship with your children may be impacted, be sure to speak with an attorney about your parental rights.
Move-Away Cases & Joint Physical Custody
In situations where parents share joint physical custody, relocation matters can result in further complications. This is especially true when one parent opposes the move. To have a move of this nature approved by the court, the parent that wishes to relocate will have to prove that the move is in the best interest of the child. This can be difficult to prove, and regardless of whether you are the parent who wishes to relocate or the parent who wishes to prevent the move, it is important to have strong legal representation on your side.
Contact a Los Angeles Relocation Attorney
If you are required to follow a child custody arrangement but are considering relocation, you mustn’t do a thing until you consult with an attorney about your legal obligations. Additionally, if you feel that your rights are being violated by the other parent moving away with your children, Zitser Family Law Group can help protect your parenting time. No matter which side of this issue you are on, you can count on our quality legal representation to ensure your child’s best interests are at the forefront. To discuss your case with a skilled team of family law attorneys, contact the Zitser Family Law Group today.